DHS Under Secretary Rand Beers to Speak at Security Summit
Rand Beers, Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), will be the keynote speaker at the 2012 Chemical Sector Security Summit set for July 30-August 1 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Beers was appointed by President Obama to direct NPPD’s integrated efforts to reduce risks to physical, cyber and communications infrastructures. NPPD collaborates with all levels of government, the private sector, non-government organizations and international bodies to prevent, respond to and mitigate threats to U.S. national security from acts of terrorism, natural disasters and other catastrophic events.
The Summit, co-funded by SOCMA and DHS, provides a forum for representatives from the chemical community to exchange information and network with other security professionals. More than half a dozen representatives of SOCMA member companies will serve on or moderate panels at this year's event.
- Vince MacNeill of Securitas (who is also exhibiting at the Expo - Booth #104) will lend his expertise from years of emergency response work to a panel on all-hazards security.
- Bonnie Bonnivier of Baker Hughes will reprise her role as moderator for the popular Suspicious Activity Reporting panel.
- Rick Kane of Rhodia will serve on the Alternative Security Program (ASP) Under CFATS panel.
- Ryan Loughin of ADT (also an exhibitor at the Expo - Booth #136) returns to moderate the Potential Threat Actors’ Tactics, Techniques and Procedures panel, which features BASF’s Clyde Miller as a speaker.
- SOCMA members Matt Leary of Pilot Chemical and Jimmy Wooten of Syrgis will lend their expertise to the Small Facility Challenges to CFATS Implementation panel.
- Joe Olivarez of Baker Hughes will join other specialists from industry and DHS to discuss initiatives developed to enhance security along the global chemical supply chain.
For a preliminary agenda of this year's event, click here. To register, click here.
To read more about the upcoming event, check out the latest blog post from DHS's Amy Graydon.
For more information, contact Alexis Moch at (202) 721-4198.